Oscars 2024: Watch Ryan Gosling perform I'm Just Ken with Slash and more

11 March 2024, 09:54 | Updated: 11 March 2024, 13:28

Ryan Gosling performs I'm Just Ken at the Oscars 2024
Ryan Gosling performs I'm Just Ken at the Oscars 2024. Picture: Frank Micelotta/Disney via Getty Images

By Jenny Mensah

The Barbie star was joined by the likes of Mark Ronson and the Guns N'Roses rocker for an unforgettable performance of his hero song.

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The 96th Academy Awards took place on Sunday (10th March) and it was a memorable one, thanks to Ryan Gosling's performance of I'm Just Ken from the Barbie movie.

The actor, who plays the supporting role in last year's box office smash, wore a bright pink bejewelled suit for the performance, which saw him belting out the rock ballad joined by co-writers Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt - plus Wolfgang Van Halen and none other than legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash.

Watch the memorable moment below:

Gosling’s performance also featured elaborate choreography, as well as cameos from Barbie co-Kens Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir and New Dr Who Ncuti Gatwa, who all feature in the film.

Perhaps rather fittingly, Billie Eilish took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for What Was I Made For? - which also comes from the Barbie soundtrack.

Ronson previously revealed how the GNR rocker came to be on the track. Speaking to Variety about the collaboration, Ronson, who dubbed Slash his "all-time hero" revealed: “I sent him the song and he was like, ‘This is a good song' I didn't know Slash that well before this and he was like, 'Cool, I’ll play on it.’ And he was so cool and he killed it and he plays the solo at the end and the rhythm parts. It’s wonderful.”

Meanwhile, on the night Oppenheimer took home the biggest prize for Best Picture as did Cillian Murphy for Best Actor.

Emma Stone won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Bella Baxter in Poor Things, while Robert Downey Jr and Da'Vine Joy Randolph took home the gongs for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Oppenheimer and The Holdovers respectively.

See the full list of winners below.

Oscars 2024: the full list of winners

Best picture - Oppenheimer

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall


The Holdovers

Killers Of The Flower Moon


Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone Of Interest

Best actress - Emma Stone - Poor Things

Annette Bening - Nyad

Lily Gladstone - Killers Of The Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller - Anatomy Of A Fall

Carey Mulligan - Maestro

Best actor - Cillian Murphy - Oppenheimer

Bradley Cooper - Maestro

Colman Domingo - Rustin

Paul Giamatti - The Holdovers

Jeffrey Wright - American Fiction

Supporting actor - Robert Downey Jr - Oppenheimer

Sterling K Brown - American Fiction

Robert De Niro - Killers Of The Flower Moon

Ryan Gosling - Barbie

Mark Ruffalo - Poor Things

Supporting actress - Da'Vine Joy Randolph - The Holdovers

Emily Blunt - Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks - The Color Purple

America Ferrera - Barbie

Jodie Foster - Nyad

Director - Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer

Justine Triet - Anatomy Of A Fall

Yorgos Lanthimos - Poor Things

Martin Scorsese - Killers Of The Flower Moon

Jonathan Glazer - The Zone Of Interest

Animated film - The Boy And The Heron



Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Documentary feature - 20 Days In Mariupol

Four Daughters

Bobi Wine: The People's President

The Eternal Memory

To Kill A Tiger

International feature film - The Zone Of Interest - UK

Society Of The Snow - Spain

The Teachers' Lounge - Germany

Io Capitano - Italy

Perfect Days - Japan

Costume design - Poor Things


Killers Of The Flower Moon



Make-up and hairstyling - Poor Things




Society Of The Snow

Original Score - Oppenheimer

American Fiction

Indiana Jones And The Dial of Destiny

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Poor Things

Original Song - What Was I Made For? - Barbie

The Fire Inside - Flamin' Hot

I'm Just Ken - Barbie

Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) - Killers Of The Flower Moon

It Never Went Away - American Symphony

Production design - Poor Things


Killers Of The Flower Moon



Film editing - Oppenheimer

Anatomy Of A Fall

The Holdovers

Killers Of The Flower Moon

Poor Things

Adapted screenplay - American Fiction


Poor Things


The Zone Of Interest

Original screenplay - Anatomy Of A Fall

The Holdovers

Past Lives

May December


Animated short film - War is Over! Inspired By The Music Of John & Yoko

Letter To A Pig

Ninety-Five Senses


Our Uniform

Live action short film - The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar

The After


Knight Of Fortune

Red, White And Blue

Cinematography - Oppenheimer

El Conde

Killers Of The Flower Moon


Poor Things

Documentary short film - The Last Repair Shop

The ABCs Of Book Banning

The Barber Of Little Rock

Island In Between

Nai Nai & Wai Po

Sound - The Zone Of Interest

The Creator


Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One


Visual effects - Godzilla Minus One

The Creator

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Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One



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